The Long Beach approach

By Suzanne Bouffard
April 2020
Vol 41, No. 2
Professional learning has been a cornerstone of Long Beach Unified School District’s approach to comprehensive reform since the early 1990s. The myPD Unplugged podcast series (see is just one of the ways it is expanding professional learning content and access for educators in the district and beyond. The Learning Professional’s editor, Suzanne Bouffard, talked with members of the team that created the series about why Long Beach is committed to ongoing, embedded professional learning and how it has designed its tools and strategies. Here are highlights of her conversation with assistant superintendent Pamela Seki, program administrator Nader Twal, and program specialists Jennifer Crockett and Amy Pendray. Q: How did professional learning become a high priority in your district? Pamela Seki: There has always been

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